Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse - Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Petrushka, L'Oiseau de feu
Beatrice Rana follows up her acclaimed recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations with an album of virtuoso works, three of them transcriptions of ballet scores, that recall early 20th-century Paris. Stravinsky's Petrushka and The Firebird are scores that sparkle even in their piano versions, and so does Ravel's giddy and sinister La Valse. Miroirs by Ravel, a set of evocative piano miniatures, completes the album. Gramophone Editor's Choice.